Stealing Sinatra (2003)

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In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. It's a true story.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Keenan
John Irwin
Joe Amsler
Agent Stamek (as Sam Mcmurray)
Michael Coristine ...
Mary Keenan
Agent Flett
Betty Amsler
James Mahoney (as Kevin Mcnulty)
Ron Chartier ...
James Irwin
Sue Irwin
John Foss


In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. It's a true story.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


What's a little kidnapping among friends?

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

24 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ho rapito Sinatra  »

Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


(Showtime Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(as Dolby Surround)


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Barry Keenan received no money from this movie. See more »

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No animals were harmed and no criminals profited from the making of this film. See more »


References The Main Event (1979) See more »


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23 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know where to begin. Perhaps the whole idea of this movie was just a disaster waiting to happen. There is nothing slightly humorous about a kidnapping. I don't know what was more offensive--the subject matter or David Arquette's "performance". It was like watching a bull get it's penis cut off, although I think the bull felt better afterwards. The filmmakers should find something about Sinatra other than his son's kidnapping to show (like, I don't know, his TALENT AS A SINGER!!!!). His family shouldn't have to relive that horror. Thank GOD it was just shown on HBO and not released in theaters. Please don't watch this if you have any self respect.

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